LucidShape Enewsletter

February 2021

LucidShape Version 2020.12 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that version 2020.12 of LucidShape is now available. This release introduces the LucidShape SmartStart Material Library Module and other new and enhanced features.

Key improvements include:

New SmartStart Material Library Module

  • Saves time and reduces costs with access to a library of materials and media commonly needed in the design of automotive lighting systems.
  • Includes refractive index and absorption data for various media, as well as pre-defined scatter materials.
  • Provides measured scatter data for volume and surface scatter from vendors, such as Evonik, Albis, DowChemical, Trinseo, Sabic, Kopp, Covestro, Momentive, RTP, Auer, Idemitsu, Tenibac, VDI 3400, and Mold-Tech.

Freeform Design Lens

  • Utilize the power and flexibility of freeform surfaces to create complex light distributions.
  • Generate specific light distributions required by forward lighting applications, exterior and interior projection systems, and puddle, back-up, and license plate lamps.


Human Eye Vision Image

  • Use the enhanced HEVI tone mapping algorithm to compute the most physically accurate photorealistic images.
  • Improve productivity with the simplified HEVI tone mapping feature, now requiring fewer presets to obtain high quality images.

Enhanced IIHS Benchmark

  • Evaluate designs against the enhanced IIHS safety benchmark with additional parameters.

Software and License File Instructions

Direct-Sales Customers

To order a new license of LucidShape, please contact the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Sales Team at

To update your current version of LucidShape, go to the Synopsys SolvNetPlus website to obtain the latest software and license keys:

To learn more about navigating SolvNetPlus to obtain software and license keys, see the Installation Guide for LucidShape Products or view our SolvNetPlus overview video.

Distributor Customers

For customers working with distributors, please contact your local LucidShape software distributor. See the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Global Contacts page for contact information. If your country is not listed on the Global Contacts page, please contact us at for instructions.

For More Information

See the LucidShape Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.

If you have any questions about features in this release, please contact

LucidShape Training

Join us for these free online tech talks.

Preliminary C-NCAP Benchmark for LucidShape
February 9, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

February 16, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Central European Time

Creating Custom Surface Materials and Media in LucidShape
March 16, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time


March 23, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Central European Time

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Recognized as a Gold-Level Honoree in the Laser Focus World Innovators Award Program

Helpful Resources

Visit our Customer Support Portal for online documentation and on-demand tech talk recordings.


For the latest event calendar, please go to our Events page.

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